7 Ways to Give Back in 7 Days

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By Mariah West

Grab drinks with Columbus Gives Back & Girls Pint Out to benefit a dog shelter

Thursday, March 22 @ 6:00pm-8:00pm
Grandview Café

Both Columbus Gives Back and Girls Pint Out are experts in blending fun with philanthropy, specializing in events like charity happy hours & volunteer outings for area young professionals. Join both groups at Grandview Café on March 22 to find out more about their organizations, meet other volunteer-minded individuals, and find out about upcoming opportunities over drinks, all while still giving back; guests are encouraged to bring a donation for the Franklin County Dog Shelter.
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Attend a Junior League March Madness party benefit local schoolchildren

Thursday, March 22 @ 7:00pm-10:00pm
Land-Grant Brewing

Formerly known as the Reds, Whites, and ABCs event, the Junior League of Columbus’ Adopt-a-Backpack Project for Children (ABC Project) will return to Land-Grant Brewing the evening of March 22. Guests to this lively fundraising bash can catch the NCAA March Madness games over craft beer & appetizers, play games, tour the brewery, and take part in a raffle full of goodies. Ticket sales will support the Junior League’s cause to provide backpacks & school supplies to Central Ohio children in need.
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Garden in the Park of Roses

Saturday, March 24 @ 8:30am-11:30am
Park of Roses

The flowers of spring are close ahead, and they need your help to thrive! For the 28th year on March 24, the Park of Roses will welcome the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department & local volunteers to their Annual Rose Cutback event. Here, participants will get their hands dirty in the park’s gardens, cutting out dead plants, evaluating winter damage, raking, and other duties to help prep the park for another beautiful blossoming season.
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Beautify highway ramps at KickButtColumbus

Saturday, March 24 @ 9:00am-2:00pm
Various locations

Every year, teams of volunteers gather amongst the city’s highway ramps & roadways to collect cigarette butts and other litter during KickButtColumbus. This event is a project of Keep Columbus Beautiful, a City of Columbus program related to environment, beautification, recycling, and more. Follow the link below to join KickButt as a team of friends & family, or sign up as an individual volunteer.
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Take your dog on a Peeps and Pups Easter Egg Hunt to benefit RESCUEDohio

Saturday, March 24 @ 12:00pm-3:00pm
Pet People Worthington

Give back with your pooch as RESCUEDohio teams up with Pet People Worthington to host a neighborhood-wide Peeps and Pups Easter Egg Hunt on March 24. For this event, locals are invited to explore the Historical Worthington area with their dogs, stopping into local businesses to hunt for treats along the way. Proceeds will benefit RESCUEDohio’s volunteer efforts to rescue, foster, and find homes for dogs.
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Catch a Nina West drag show with Aids Walk Ohio

Saturday, March 24 @ 7:00pm-10:00pm

Equitas Health’s annual Robert J. Fass Memorial Aids Walk Ohio will be returning in April, set to bring over 30,000 participants together to raise awareness & funds for HIV/AIDS organizations. Locals will be getting pumped for the big event early with drag superstar Nina West as the queen hosts her latest show, “Physical Exam” at Axis on March 24, an event that will benefit the AIDS Walk. Expect comedy, glamour, and a wildly entertaining performance, all for a great cause.
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Attend the Art with Heart auction to benefit Pets Without Parents

Sunday, March 25 @ 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Strongwater Food and Spirits

Non-profit, no-kill animal rescue Pets Without Parents will host an evening of fine art & fundraising on March 25 at their annual Art with Heart Fundraiser. Taking place at Franklinton hangout Strongwater Food and Spirits, the event will include cocktails, gourmet hors d’oeuvres, and an expansive silent art action with items donated from local creators & businesses. 100% of proceeds will benefit PWP’s cause to care and find families for homeless animals.
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